Cala d'Or

Tue 1 Jul 2008 10:21

We had a good sail up the coast until the cringle pulled out of the Genoa, the stitching having suffered from UV in the Spanish sun. A short hop round the corner really but we detoured up the coast and back to have a look before turning into Cala d’Or (39.22.4N 003.13.4E) where we were to stay for a month or two.

Jim and Dawn went back to the UK while Kim and I sorted the boat out. The guest loo was blocked and the sail needed repairs which we organised through the good offices of Fairline. After our chores were done we headed home on 3rd July to take stock. We made a short visit at the end of July for a week during which I tried to fit some new hoses etc. I finally gave up as nothing would line up and they kept “popping off”. The accompanying language was something else! There was nothing for it but to get an engineer that we trusted to sort it out and David came out for a day to work on the Ford. He made it look so easy getting all those hoses to line up and stay in place.

During our stay we hired a car to explore the island further, visiting Porto Colom for lunch and a paddle followed by dinner back at Cala d’Or at Las Calas, an excellent and highly recommended restaurant in the port.